June/July, 2015 Page 3

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Gateway Children’s Services:  Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes the children preparing dinner once a month after the Wednesday Evening service.  There is always an on-going need of the following items for the Gateway Teens: socks, undershirts (large and extra large), twin sheets, towels, pencils, drawing pads, journals. PG-13 movies, games, puzzles, puzzle books, soap, shampoo, lotions, and hair elastics

M&M Food Pantry: They always need food, donations, and substitute workers. They especially need canned fruit, dried beans, Spaghetti O’s, tuna fish, and tuna helper dinners and powdered milk.  Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.

MAJOR FEASTS FOR JUNE\JULY

ST. BARNABAS (June 11) St. Barnabas accompanied St. Paul on his first missionary journey. He founded the church at Antioch and was martyred in Cyprus.

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST (June 24) We celebrate the nativity of the Baptist because he was the forerunner of Christ's ministry.

STS. PETER AND PAUL (June 30) This day commemorates the two most influential Apostles.  They represented the conservative and liberal wings of the Church (even then there were conflicts!)

INDEPENDENCE DAY (July 4) This is the day we celebrate our national political independence. It is fitting that we give thanks to God for this.

ST. MARY MAGDALENE (July 22) Jesus healed Mary Magdalene by casting out seven devils.  She was considered to be a wealthy woman, but became one of the women following Him.  She was the one to whom the angel announced the Resurrection; since she then told the disciples, she is referred to as 'the apostle to the Apostles'.

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE (July 25) This day commemorates St James the Apostle, called James the Greater.  He was the brother of John. He spread the light in Judea and was killed by Herod Agrippa in 44 AD.  His body was later taken to Spain.


ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE\JULY

BIRTHDAYS

JUNE
01 Andy Woodford
08 Graham Priest    
11 Leigh Roberts
12 Jan Karsner    
17 Pat Greer    
18 Nancy Ann Storie
18 Jennifer Walker    
19 Norm Stoddard
19 Tony Walker     
21 Pat Farnell             
22 Hunt Priest                              
23 Andy Ratliff    
29 Michael Moran

JULY
02 Matthew Wilson
05 Brian Groff  
07 Oscar Groff
10 Beverly King
11 Walker Smallwood
12 Diane Robertson
14 Mary Ratliff
17 Tara Eling
17 Sarah Ison        
21 Mary Elizabeth Murdock
21 Martha Payne
22 Patrick Keating         
22 Owen Roland Ratliff    
24 Anne Elaine Nesmith
27 Catie Blair
28 Marge Neff                                  
28 Bill Ratliff

                                                              
WEDDINGS
    
JUNE

02 Mike & Sallie Razor
05 R. J. & Ann Ratliff
11 Richard & Dena Amburgy
17 Darren & Martha Payne    
20 Laura & Brian Groff  
22 Deford & Janet Shrout
23 Elizabeth & Matthew Hall    
23 Byram & Jennifer Ratliff        
27 Elise & Jim Boyd

JULY
26 Heather and Jeremy Reynolds    
30 Joe and Beverly King

DEATHS

JUNE
01 Clarence Crabtree   
04 Johanna Duffus
08 John Cato Fogle               
16 Mary French   
17 Beverly Malone    
18 James French        
18 Elizabeth Bogie McCarty
22 Virginia Ratliff
29 Frances Turner Perry


JULY
08 Mary D. Rawlings
11 Claude Razor                       
14 Dan Razor    
20 Harriet Apperson White
28 Claude Haynes                               
28 Kim Powers
                                    

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for June    
07 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5961
14 Julia Waller 859-398-9146
21 Janet White 859-842-4549
28 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213


Here are the coffee hour hosts for July
05 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-8039
12 Judy Bramblet 498-4164
19 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
26 Jansje Huyck 497-9973

Contact information for Cindy+: Church office-859-498-3730; cell phone-931-636-8866; home phone-598-498-9398 Please leave a message if you can't reach her at the time you call.

If you know you will not be available to serve at the altar, let Pat Farnell know the month before so she won't schedule you.  If anyone would like to add announcements to the newsletter, let her know or e-mail her at plfarnell@hotmail.com.  Please put "newsletter" in the subject line so she opens it.